Cabinet Base for the Basic Collection
Base Cabinet to create a basic media center.
Have you had a second to check out Niki's Base built from our Basic Collection ?
Beautiful, isn't it? Niki did an amazing job on both building and finishing this base! She is building five more.
This collection is so simple. Today, as I will be traveling to a workshop to help others build, I'm so thankful that this door plan is so easy. It uses the same base that Niki built and that works with the glass cabinets too.
It's just the door. Like the Pottery Barn one, ours is a false front.
There are a number of different ways you can go about building these doors. I like the idea of using 1/4" plywood for the backs, and then either 1/4" plywood pieces for the fronts or 1/2" thick hobby boards in 6 or 8 inch widths. We'll do the second option.
4 feet of 1/2″ thick 5 1/2″ wide hobby stock (pine)
16″ of 1/2″ thick 7 1/2″ wide hobby stock (pine)
7 knobs or pulls
1 set of hinges
1 – 1/4″ plywood @ 15 1/4″ x 26″ (Back)
6 – 1/2x 6 boards @ 7 1/4″
1 – 1/2 x 8 boards @ 15 1/4″
Build your base
First, build your base, as instructed in this plan.
Cut Back Plywood
Cut the back plywood as shown above. Carefully sand edges. You can apply edge banding and trim edge banding to conceal plywood edges.
Glue and clamp the false fronts to the plywood. You can use 5/8″ nails to further secure the panels to the plywood (or staples from the back). Remember, the knob or handle will also secure the false fronts to the plywood.
Attach the knobs or pulls to the doors. Then attach the doors to the bases with hinges.